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Weekend closures on A13 this weekend

Essential weekend maintenance work to begin on A13 Lodge Avenue flyover

· Flyover will be closed for three weekends to replace movement bearings

· Road users are advised to plan ahead and allow more time to complete their journey while the flyover is closed

Major maintenance work on the A13 Lodge Avenue flyover will begin on Friday 8 April for three weekends. Road users are advised to plan ahead and allow more time to complete journeys while this vital bearing replacement work is carried out by Transport for London’s contractors.

The flyover will be closed in both directions between the junction with Ripple Road and Lodge Avenue for three weekends starting on Friday 8 April and finishing on Monday 2 May.

The closures will be in place:

Friday 8 April 22:00 – Monday 11 April 05:00

Friday 15 April 22:00 – Monday 18 April 05:00

Friday 29 April 22:00 – Monday 2 May 05:00

An additional weekend closure may be required to complete the works, depending upon initial investigations and progress. If required, these additional works would be on Friday 6 May 22:00 – Monday 9 May 05:00.

Road users and bus customers are advised to plan ahead and allow more time to complete their journeys, or consider alternative routes for travel where possible, especially when travelling between 11:00 and 17:00.

The A13, A123 Ripple Road, A1153 Lodge Avenue and other roads in the area are expected to be busier than usual. During the closures, traffic will be diverted via the Lodge Avenue roundabout with the route clearly signed and local access will be maintained at all times. Bus route 62 will go on a short diversion. More information about the work can be found at

Dana Skelley, Director of Asset Management at TfL, said: “This essential maintenance work will ensure the flyover continues to operate and support tens of thousands of daily users. During the weekend closures our contractors will replace a number of the bearings and we will work with them to keep disruption to a minimum.”

To replace the bearings, the flyover has to be lifted on jacks to allow the old ones to be removed and the new ones installed. The jacks lift the flyover between 3mm and 10mm allowing contractors to replace the bearings and is then placed back into the exact position onto the new bearings.

For live information on how London’s roads are operating, road users can check their travel at and and follow TfL’s twitter feeds – @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts.


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